One Team Tampa Should Trade With

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With the NFL Draft happening on Thursday, fans alike have been trying to pinpoint who their favorite team could draft in the first round, or how they could land a top talent. Even being in a prime position at number five, the Buccaneers could still be looking to move in the draft. Move up a few spots, and they could be primed to take one of the “Big Three” in this year’s draft which consists of Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, and EDGE Josh Allen. Move down a few spots, and they’d obtain some much-needed draft capital while still obtaining a top 10-15 draft prospect.

One team Jason Licht and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be listening to is the New York Giants. Currently sitting at number six, the Giants may feel inclined to move up a spot if the Arizona Cardinals do not take Kyler Murray overall as they’ve led the league to believe. Its no secret the Giants need a successor for Eli Manning, which could come sooner rather than later if he struggles like he did last season or if the NY Giants start to drop games.

Trading with the Giants would be a win-win situation, as the Bucs could make out well as the Giants have 12 draft picks. New York may be willing to part with a few of those higher draft picks if it means securing their quarterback of the future. The Giants are in a major rebuilding phase after trading their star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr to the Cleveland Browns, so taking someone like Murray or Haskins wouldn’t be a far reach. Even if they were to part with a second and a fourth or fifth round pick, they’d still have plenty to round out their rebuild, especially with two picks in the top 20 after the Odell Beckham Jr., trade.

Tampa Bay, in return, would add some much-needed capital. It’s no secret that the opposite of the Bucs white-hot offense is its dim defense. The Bucs currently have seven draft picks, one in each round and if they could acquire another second and even a fourth or fifth round pick, they could either acquire another player or use those picks to move up for a player they have their eye on. Moving back just one spot, especially with a team who could need a quarterback ensures the Bucs could still get one of their top 10 prospects and increase their chances of getting who they want in the later rounds with more ammo to work with.

Come draft day, teams will be calling. Whether the Bucs decide the risk is worth the reward is another question. Do they make a deal with a team and possibly miss their top prospect to gain some capital, or do they stay still at number five and tape the best player overall? With so much uncertainty and no solid info on which team will take who, this year’s draft is set to be the biggest mystery. One thing is or certain, however, the Bucs will be all ears come 8pm With the NFL Draft happening on Thursday, fans alike have been trying to pinpoint who their favorite team could draft in the first round, or how they could land a top talent. Even being in a prime position at number five, the Buccaneers could still be looking to move in the draft. Move up a few spots, and they could be primed to take one of the “Big Three” in this year’s draft, which consists of Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, and EDGE Josh Allen. Move down a few spots, and they’d obtain some much-needed draft capital while still obtaining a top 10-15 draft prospect.

CREDIT: @BBVISUALS (IG)

One team Jason Licht and the Buccaneers should be listening to is the New York Giants. Currently sitting at number six, the Giants may feel inclined to move up a spot if the Arizona Cardinals do not take Kyler Murray overall as they’ve led the league to believe. Its no secret the Giants need a successor for Eli Manning, which could come sooner rather than later if he struggles like he did last season or if the Giants start to drop games.

Trading with the Giants would be a win-win situation, as the Bucs could make out well as the Giants have 12 draft picks. New York may be willing to part with a few of those higher draft picks if it means securing their quarterback of the future. The Giants are in a major rebuilding phase after trading their star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr to the Cleveland Browns, so taking someone like Murray or Haskins wouldn’t be a far reach. Even if they were to part with a second and a fourth or fifth round pick, they’d still have plenty to round out their rebuild, especially with two picks in the top 20 after the OBJ trade.

Tampa Bay, in return, would add some much-needed capital. It’s no secret that the opposite of the Bucs white-hot offense is its dim defense. The Bucs currently have seven draft picks, one in each round and if they could acquire another second and even a fourth or fifth round pick, they could either acquire another player or use those picks to move up for a player they have their eye on. Moving back just one spot, especially with a team who could need a quarterback ensures the Bucs could still get one of their top 10 prospects and increase their chances of getting who they want in the later rounds with more ammo to work with.

Will Gerald McCoy be on the trade block for the NFL Draft? CREDIT: USA TODAY

Come draft day, teams will be calling. Whether the Bucs decide the risk is worth the reward is another question. Do they make a deal with a team and possibly miss their top prospect to gain some capital, or do they stay still at number five and tape the best player overall? With so much uncertainty and no solid info on which team will take who, this year’s draft is set to be the biggest mystery. One thing is or certain, however, the Bucs will be all ears come 8 pm Thursday. Thursday.


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